Intel® Solid-State Drives Deliver Hitch-Free Immersive Gameplay

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Intel Solid-State Drives Deliver Hitch-Free Immersive Gameplay

Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) are revolutionizing storage performance on desktop and laptop PCs, delivering dramatically faster load times than hard disk drives (HDDs). When Intel SSDs are used as boot drives, OSs initialize faster, applications (including games and compilers) launch quickly, and projects typically load in seconds rather than minutes. For gamers, this leap in storage performance also delivers a visibly better gaming experience. For game developers, Intel SSDs accelerate iterations, improving operational efficiency and increasing ROI. Developers can also dramatically increase streaming requirements and utilize higher resolution assets more frequently, resulting in more immersive gameplay.

Blazing Launch Speeds and More Immersive Gameplay

Tests completed in Intel’s labs (see Figure 1 on page 2) show that Intel SSDs improve load times by up to 78 percent compared to a Western Digital VelociRaptor* 10,000 RPM HDD. The chart shows that a single Intel SSD also significantly outperforms two VelociRaptor drives in RAID 0. Independent tests by AnanTech also show that Intel SSDs also speed up the game installation process. For example, installing Blizzard’s World of Warcraft* and Microsoft Windows Defender* on and Intel X25-M SSd is over twice as fast as a HDD. Faster storage has another visible benefit during game run time.

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